Resources to help you find hope and healing through some of life’s most difficult seasons.
Whether you are dating, engaged, or married, Parkway is passionate about helping couples build and sustain healthy relationships. We want to provide you with practical tools based on God’s Word to help your relationship truly succeed.
At Parkway Fellowship, we believe that no matter how your marriage got to the place where it is now, it is possible to find resolution, redemption and restoration. We want to provide you with some Biblical tools and resources to help you find healing and hope for your marriage.
Surviving An Affair
Willard Harley & Jennifer Harley Chalmers
This book gives so much insight into the “why” behind affairs, giving specifics into unmet needs in the marriage and how affairs can so easily develop. It also has quite a bit of information as to what to expect emotionally after an affair, how to begin to meet each other’s needs again, and contains many stories of couples that have been through all different kinds of affairs. Satan is the author of isolation and when you’re entangled in any sin he does such an incredible job of making you feel so alone, as if you’re the only one who has struggled with that sin, so the stories in this book are pertinent in bringing those lies to light to begin the healing process.
Anatomy of An Affair
This book is beneficial to couples wanting to be proactive in preventing affairs or for those seeking recovery from an affair. It allows the couple to talk through many specifics that play into affairs such as high risk family of origin, high risk seasons in marriage, and more. He discusses how these factors don’t make affairs inevitable but could make the environment conducive to an affair and stressed communication as a key preventative method. There are quite a bit of interactive activities for couples to discuss and gain even further insight into each other and their marriage. Each chapter concludes with a very real, transparent story of what another couple has gone through.
I Don’t Want a Divorce
Dr. David Clarke
What could be good about a bad marriage? The good news is that couples can get beyond their old marriage and its destructive habits and build a brand-new one with the same spouse. And they can do it in just 90 days, even if only one spouse is committed to change.
Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome
Nancy offers this practical and hopeful book about predicting and preventing an extramarital affair. Based on the principle that the grass is always greener when it’s watered. This book focuses on how to grow a beautiful marriage by establishing six protective hedges around it. MAXIMIZE YOUR MARRIAGE None of us are interested in having a shallow relationship. We want to enjoy deeper connection and understanding, deeper conversations, and deeper intimacy and passion.
The First Few Years of Marriage
Jim Burns & Doug Fields
Every marriage needs to be built on a strong foundation if it’s going to last a lifetime. This book gives you the practical tools that can be immediately applied to strengthen your marriage and build a marriage that can go the distance.
Grace Filled Marriage
This book gives insight into the transforming power that grace has in your marriage and in your family. It has lots of practical wisdom and ideas of how to build your marriage around the grace that God so freely gives us. The missing ingredient in most marriages isn’t love, it’s grace. Love inclines us to get married, but we need grace to keep that love healthy, strong and committed. More than simply “nice,” grace is that game-changing ingredient that enables us to treat each other the way God treats us, even when we don’t deserve it. His Needs Her Needs Willard Harley, Jr. This book identifies the ten most vital needs of men and women and shows husbands and wives how to satisfy those needs in their spouses. It gives insight into how to creatively and sensitively meet the needs of your spouse and ways to communicate your needs, as well. (Supporting resources for this book are available on RightNow Media.)
Love and Respect
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
Reveals the secret to couples meeting each other’s deepest needs–without love she reacts without respect, and without respect he reacts without love, and a painful, negative cycle begins.
The Five Love Languages
Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven and practical approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner.
Saving your Marriage Before it Starts
Dr Les & Leslie Parrott
Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott offer time-tested principles to help couples debunk the myths of marriage, establish lines of communication, fight a good fight, master money management, and become true “soul mates.”
Visit the Affair Recovery website for a variety of resources including online courses for couples & individuals and an extensive online recovery library. https://www.affairrecovery.com/
Visit Married People for practical tools and training to make your marriage real, fun and simple! http://marriedpeople.org/
Deep Love: Take a customized, online marriage assessment that will generate a 4-date action plan to discuss your results! http://www.deeplove.com/
Marriage Podcast: In This Together http://www.drjoshandchristi.com/ourpodcast